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ISLAMABAD: After a bad Kharif cropping season, Pakistan may be braving for up to 45 per cent water shortage in coming Rabi season that would negatively affect agricultural and resultant economic output. “As per preliminary analysis of data, it is anticipated that the deficit may result in 35-45pc shortfall during...
MULTAN: At least 14 districts across Southern Punjab — the wheat and cotton belt of the country — have seen large scale damage to standing crops due to hailstorms and gale force winds seen recently. The district authorities are still in the process of assessing the scale of the damage,...
ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordina­tion Committee (ECC) of the cabinet on Wednesday ordered immediate import of 100,000 tonnes of urea after it was informed that its market price surged to Rs1,850 as the sowing season had just begun. The ECC meeting, which was presided over by Finance Minister Asad Umar, was...
THE Punjab agriculture budget for the remaining eight months of the current fiscal is believed by some to have created unnecessary confusion for the sector. The budgetary document speaks of two block allocations — Rs15 billion for concessional loans to farmers and Rs7bn spending from the Annual Development Plan (ADP). As...
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will export 100,000 bags of rice to Qatar as part of the government initiative to enhance overall rice exports from the country. With the continuous efforts of the government, Qatar has now opened its market for Pakistani rice. Previously, Pakistan rice was not being procured by the state...
ISLAMABAD: A close confidant of Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday asked the Sindh government to set aside political rivalry and join the National Agriculture Emergency Programme for the sake of the country and its people, as the Centre along with the provinces is going to spend Rs309 billion...
Basmati rice is Pakistan’s celebrated export. But its production and exports have slipped of late. The absence of research and development makes it extremely difficult for the rice sector to prepare for new challenges. The high status of basmati rice as a major export commodity conceals the fact that its...
The rupee lost 16 per cent value against the dollar last fiscal year. It has lost another 16.4pc so far in 2018-19. In the last fiscal year, domestic prices of petrol and high-speed diesel increased 26pc and 29pc, respectively. Their prices have surged 18pc and 17pc, respectively, since the beginning...
LAHORE: Punjab Food Department has hardly been able to buy 0.646 million tons of wheat till May 10 during procurement drive despite the fact that most of harvesting has already been completed in grain surplus areas of south and central Punjab. Being a late entrant, the Food Department misses the...
Lahore: Farmers are feared to pay an additional seven billion rupees on urea purchase in January as the government on Monday discussed a proposal to suspend gas supplies to the fertiliser plants – a move that will fuel price hike. The Petroleum Ministry recommended that gas should be diverted from...

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